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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 63,080 People

    Remember? Shel Silverstien Once I spoke the

    language of the flowers, Once I understood each word the caterpillar said, Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings, And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed. Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets, And joined the crying of each...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm going to say it..

    can you hear it...yes, that's right, the silence...the silence that's heard when someone just blurts out that they have depression. Blurts out because its not easy to say..hell..its not easy to accept! Why? When we all know the world is not rose tinted. That's right, not...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Idk if im depressed. I dont want to go to a

    doctor cause they will just give me pills. I hate pills. Pills ruined my life. Parents, sisters, brother in laws, all pillheads. And nomatter what i say i cant get anyone to stop. If i get prescribed pills then ill end up like them. Pillheads with no jobs no home. I dont want to...
    Whyamihere1195 Whyamihere1195 18-21 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Waking up. Its September 1st.

    Labour day... I'm praying for death while the whole city sleeps on this holiday... I'll go play some fallout NV. Keep walking the lonesome road... A road me and the courier seem to know all to well...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 9 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My sister was just walking to work on the

    highway and she just like me we both have high anxiety. were talking on the phone and she crying from seeing a skunk and some other animals and she CNT calm down. Someone came and got her but I'm freaking out I feel like I can't breath and I'm light headed. How do you calm down...
    kitkatally kitkatally 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    amberjg amberjg 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't want to be here anymore /: it doesn't

    help that I'm alone everyday and I'm always lonely. Every morning the first thing on my mind is "kill yourself" and I lay awake every night thinking the same thing.... I wish I had a gun
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I feel so completely alone.

    Like no one cares about me.
    Nursekat87 Nursekat87 26-30, F 11 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    heathee heathee 46-50, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Someone asked me what my dream was in life.

    It took me a while to think of one but when I did I said, to be happy every day for the rest of my life.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 40 Responses 4 days ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Since age four my life has been messed up.

    when I was four was when my biological father molested me. I can remember the first thing he did and what house we were in. It didn't stop until I hit eleven. I never new that it was wrong at the time cause I was young. It was when I turned eight that it hit me that some thing...
    Ghostartist Ghostartist 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Loneyurigirl Loneyurigirl 13-15 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27

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    I'm so tired of everything.

    . I can barely keep myself up and then hearing how strong I am, I'm not strong.. I'm tired.. I just wish I would've died a month ago.. That I had taken a stronger dose.. I barely have the energy left in me to write, my entire body feels heavy, to heavy to move.. I've spent the...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I battle depression. So does my girlfriend.

    We were at a church event the other day and she was laying on the ground letting other youth kick a soccer ball at her. One of these youth was the pastors daughter. I'm so internally pissed that they would do that to someone. I don't know what to do. Should I approach the youth...
    MariskaLover MariskaLover 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've been dealing with depression

    for years. Well I'm sure that's what it is. It started as just a sadness out of nowhere. Slowly and yet sometimes suddenly I felt heavy, dark, like nothing. I didn't know why. There were times I would be ok for a few days, but more than likely not. Lately it has begun to get...
    Doedoe1 Doedoe1 36-40, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    is it bad that I've considered giving up?

    It's getting harder and harder to get out of bed. I just want all this pain to go away.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Dont fall too far. Though,

    if you do, you can always get out.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 15 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I have done it again.

    One year in every ten I manage it—— A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My face a featureless, fine Jew linen. Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?—— The nose, the eye pits, the...
    LostApothecary LostApothecary 16-17, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    I hate love! Love destroys people,

    it destroys families and friends! Why is it built up by fairy tales and movies as this great thing that we all need in our lives when really it just hurts us!
    kruges kruges 16-17, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    They **** you up, your mum

    and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were ****** up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were soppy-stern And half at one another...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I hate battling depression.

    I hate always feeling down even though I know I have many reasons that I should be happy and thankful. I feel ashamed about it and for needing medication and I can understand why a potential partner would not be interested in me after finding this out. I understand this because...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Hello Friends, New and Old.

    It's been a long, LONG while. It's probably because..can you believe it? I don't battle depression anymore. Depressing thoughts once in a while, but never long enough to keep me down. Surprising since I thought I was going to kill myself. Instead, I ended up chasing a dream...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Loneyurigirl Loneyurigirl 13-15 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have a belt wrapped snug around my neck right

    now. I'm just laying down in my bed with it there. I'm trying to get comfortable with it being there so one of these days I can follow through. These thoughts are the first one to consume me when I wake up and the last ones I have conscious memory of before I sleep.
    Ajoseph219 Ajoseph219 16-17, M 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 11 Responses Aug 11

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    I have battled depression all my life not

    feeling accepted not only by others but by my parents. It got really bad as I got older and had several car accidents and neck surgeries that didn't fix the problem. Then again when I lost my dad a little over four years ago. Now my husband of 27 years who does everything for me...
    bkconslt bkconslt 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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